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Benefits of Combining Therapy and Medication for Mental Health

Combining therapy and medication as a treatment strategy often leads to better outcomes for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. This dual approach leverages the psychological insights and coping strategies gained from therapy sessions alongside the assistance of medication. While therapy helps you develop tools for managing day-to-day challenges and emotions, medication can reduce symptoms […]

Recognizing the Signs: When Anxiety Becomes More Than Just Stress

Anxiety disorder, unlike occasional stress, can deeply impact your life. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious now and then. However, when the worry refuses to leave, stretching over weeks or even months, it might signal something deeper. Unlike the brief stress caused by a specific event, anxiety disorder lingers, affecting your daily tasks and quality […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: What You Need to Know

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a type of mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of worry or dread that interfere with a person’s day-to-day life. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, this condition currently affects some 6.8 million adults. So, if you are experiencing this firsthand, you are far from alone.  GAD often […]

What Should I Do if My Psychiatric Medication Isn’t Working?

Psychiatric medication plays a positive role in symptom management, but it can take time to get on the right medication for you. Here’s what you can do if you notice the medication is not working or has had negative side effects.  Why Might Psychiatric Medication Not Work? Psychiatric medications help millions of people, but they’re not […]

How Psychiatric Services Can Treat Insomnia

Insomnia can be a frustrating sleep disorder that can have a major impact on your day-to-day life. Whether you’re having problems falling asleep or sleeping through the night, the psychiatric services at AVI MIND may be able to help. Our board-certified psychiatric providers offer in-person and virtual psychiatric services for the residents of New York State. Keep reading […]

Types of Mental Health Medications

Medications for mental health, known as psychotropic medications, are formulated to treat symptoms of mental health disorders. They often work by adjusting neurotransmitters, which are chemicals in the brain that can become more or less impactful, leading to mental health disorders. While medication cannot cure your mental health condition, it can provide you with relief […]

When To Have a Psychiatric Evaluation

A psychiatric evaluation is a tool used by psychiatric professionals to determine if a patient is experiencing a mental health condition. Psychiatric providers can determine the most effective treatment by providing a professional diagnosis and learning more about your unique situation.  When struggling with symptoms of a mental illness, it can be difficult to take that first […]

Do You Have ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common cognitive condition that affects more than 8 million adults in the United States alone. Despite its prevalence, many people may have ADHD and not know it. Researchers and medical experts estimate that nearly 20 percent of adults with ADHD have not been diagnosed. ADHD can make life difficult, from concentration issues […]

How Therapy Can Help Treat Insomnia

Insomnia can be incredibly distressing. With sleep deficiency being linked to various medical complications as well as worsening mental health symptoms, finding treatments that address insomnia is a must.  According to one study that explored a particular psychotherapy intervention, 73 percent of sufferers of acute insomnia were cured after therapy. Learn how working with a psychiatric professional who can explore […]

How Can Anxiety Treatment Help You?

Managing daily life while dealing with an anxiety disorder can be draining on both physical and emotional levels. By seeking treatment for anxiety at its onset, you will have a better chance of experiencing relief. Here’s what you need to know about how anxiety treatment can help you. Understanding Anxiety Disorders To be diagnosed with an […]